MARSHALL (KMHL) – There is some big news for the head start program in Marshall! United Community Action Partnership announced they have received a $2.5 million-dollar grant to build a new head start facility.
UCAP CEO Nancy Straw says it’s really exciting.
“Something that we just hardly imagined could happen in Marshall,” said Straw. “The federal support that we’ve gotten for our application and community support that we’ve gotten throughout the last year and a half has been remarkable.”
Straw says the facility will be built near the current United Community Action headquarters. She says they are hoping to break ground on the facility soon.
“We’re really hoping we’ll get in the ground very soon,” said Straw. “We have a contractor selected who we will be working with, I think. We just need to get the contract signed with them, there are a couple of t’s to cross and i’s to dot.”
Straw says they are hopeful to have Head Start moved into the new building this fall.